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After having self-diagnosed myself as lactose intolerant 20 yrs ago and then spent the last 20 years having more and more diegestive issues I finally had had it! I went to a homeopathic doc and had a blood test done (ALCAT) that is supposed to show food intolerances (not everyone believes it is accurate though). I have spent the last 3 months avoiding my "banned" foods. All the biggies were in there: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, egg yolks plus other things I love such as beef, pork, salmon, black pepper, oranges, thyme etc......
It's been really hard. I could spend all day, everyday researching the internet for info, reading books and looking at recipes...ugh.
I have discovered many new and delicious foods (coconut milk products! Wow!!!!).
I have begun to reintroduce my banned foods. My first one was sweet potato just yesterday and it was successful! No problems at all!
I'm looking forward to being able to expand my food choices!
I enjoy reading everyones input on here!
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9/13/11 11:21 P

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Thanks, Hikeluv! When I reintroduce dairy, I'll try to stick with the organics to see if it makes a difference. It will probably be a while before that happens, though.

Very tempted to throw in the towel today with both dairy and gluten, since I'm still not feeling "normal" in terms of my digestion, but reading all of the posts in which people are saying that all this TAKES TIME helped me to get over the temptation. I'm kind of feeling like nothing I'm doing is making a difference, but I guess I just need to be patient. . .

Thanks again, everyone!

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9/13/11 11:08 P

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You might also see if sticking to organic dairy helps. Once I was diagnosed as celiac, my body did a lot of healing, and some foods that I could not tolerate at all I can eat now. Dairy fell in that group. Pre-diagnosis any dairy caused terrible asthma. After a year GF I could eat dairy several times a day, but ONLY organic brands. I love Fage and Noosa yogurts, but have a terrible time with asthma if I eat them. Same with standard grocery store cheeses.

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9/10/11 9:43 P

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Thanks again, Margie and Cindy!

I know that 4 Lactaid pills doesn't seem to take care of my dairy issues. I've been doing better without the dairy. But it's hard--I LOVE dairy!

Thank goodness for Tofutti. I like their products.

I appreciate all your help and support. Next month I'm probably going to try the rotation diet on my own. Any good book suggestions? I'll try to do the food diary for the doctor this month. But I agree with you, Cindy. I don't want "blah" to be my normal state. I'm all for getting rid of stuff I'm just "tolerating."

Wishing you a peace-filled day tomorrow.

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About the dairy...the casien (anything with those letters in it, like sodium caseinate) is a big issue for a lot of us. I would avoid any and all dairy for a while. Whey also. Look for the allergen warnings about containing milk, and look for Vegan products. Casein is even in non-dairy creamer! Hot dogs! Cheese substitutes!! WTH?? It is mind boggling! Anyway, goat products are working for me now that I have given my system the time to heal and recover from damage. I still feel crappy if I go too far, but with moderation I am OK . They are very low in casein compared to cow dairy. Lactaid products never did anything for me, including the pills. If you are lactose intolerant, then that is the easy thing! The Lactaid will help and you will be able to tolerate it fine. For me it is the protein.

I disagree somewhat on the elimination diet. It does make some sense, but the way some things work cumulatively and we build up a tolerance for the symptoms, I think you have to just cut it out! I never would have known I had gluten or dairy issues otheriwse. You get used to feeling crappy, and that is your normal.


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You are welcome, Pen.
I am lucky enough not to be lactose intolerant. I can eat certain dairy products. They are limited to brick of motz not smoked or grated. I can have organic plain yogurt, plain cottage cheese, and sour cream or daisy brand sour cream and most butter. Beyond this the processing or additional ingredients are unfriendly to me.


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9/8/11 9:22 P

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Margie and Cindy, thank you so much for your help! I went to the allergist today, but he is hesitant to have me try elimination or rotation diets, because he said that sometimes eliminating a food that can be tolerated and then reintroducing it can cause a person to become more sensitive to the substance.

I'm not sure that I'm in total agreement with that--I understand it, but I feel that there is a link between the sudden development of two of my food allergies (the peanut allergy 2 years ago and the celery allergy that just popped up) and the intestinal problems that I'm having. So I'm worried that I'm going to develop more food allergies if i keep a lot of the same foods in my system all the time. I eat a lot of almond and soy products. But I've agreed to spend the next several weeks just keeping a food log and noting any symptoms, and then we'll do testing on the foods that we suspect to be causing symptoms.

I'm going to try harder to avoid dairy, because I think I'm not being careful enough with it. I appreciate the suggestion of looking for "casein" in the ingredients.

What about goat's milk/cheese? And Lactaid milk? Do these cause problems for any of you?

Okay, I'm going to spend some time "digesting" my visit to the allergist. I suspect I'll be taking matters into my own hands next month, though, and trying something like an anti-inflammatory diet.

I just can't believe how long it takes to figure some of this stuff out.

thanks again!

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Margie I am glad you have benefitted from my comments. That is what we are here for to help each other!

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Thanks, Cindy your comments have great timing and always helped me in shared facts and spirit motivation. I have often commiserated with your stories of ouch and cross contamination. It was one of your comments that lead me to further test my dairy consumption.

You are welcome, Pen. Thanks for the encouragement, Fran. I am not a doctor but my experience has more positive results than negative set backs. These are all valid questions and the answers are here on this teams’ comments and threads. My appointments with different kinds of doctors’ sets up my own understanding so when I spent time with the doctor the questions are in my head and understanding the doctor’s vocabulary and answers are better captured and comprehended. Instead of going in one ear and out the other I can phrase my next question promptly. From my research the rotation / elimination are from different doctors with different themes. Basically the same end result; find it and stop using it. The final theme is avoidance… stop that! The emotional side is in your hands. The bitterness and the angry feelings must be addressed to get past the trauma of denial and going off the wagon does not assist in getting answers well. A doctor is one of the main keys to everything medical. There are answers about you that you can share when you work as a team to get you more comfortable faster. If it is covered by insurance it is a good sign that the system is working. You can get professional access to reading lab results ( please remember to keep copies of all medical reports and lab results; and winning suggestions on how to proceed from here is often wise when coming from a doctor. After each appointment, it works to set big and little goals to reach before attending your next appointment and provides the doctor with details from changes you have made either by doctor instruction or steps you have taken on your own. They are great librarians with medical charts and access to data and usually hands on experience in this subject. Doctors are always important, especially well informed ones.

When you eat something and the allergy test result came back as a negative and you feel better by avoiding it; it goes beyond what the doctor can do for you. When a test result comes back positive and it is one of your favorite foods on the new no-no list you have to get past ‘I won’t give it up!’ feelings into a mind set of ‘I willingly will!’

It has been stated in the team threads before so search archive threads to find the variance of an allergy and an intolerance. They tend to blur in vocabulary settings. Usually the allergy is a white blood cell response to a perceived danger. An intolerance is a less volatile form of mild shock of irritation, swelling, or pain all over or localized. An allergy is one of the big questions to address and allergy doctor. Both can stem from a malnutritional complication. For example insufficient amounts of the trace mineral boron can slow a person’s ability to knit broken bones; a pregnancy with a missing nutrient can create birth defects. Missing vitamin “C”,”D”, or “E” can compound COPD and asthma and allergy, and many other illness symptoms. There are testing panels for missing most body needing thing. Not all MD’s provide this service. Some times a different certificate holder of naturopathic, orthomolecular, or nutritionist can guide you to more answers than an 8 minute doctor appointment can express.

Step in here anytime, Team! She is hungry for input!!!!!!!!

How long in a rotation diet- My guess would be as long as it gets improving results. That is a good question; ask you doctor.

How hard it is, is up to you. Are you a good eater? Test the foods you eat then write down what, when, and how you feel. The 60 second pulse testing is helpful. These are the back bones of doing the diet challenges. The slight subtle nuances of change can be better seen as you learn to read your body. I augment these with my own research of similar people with similar conditions and their solutions and remedies and winning results. This 3 thousand member team is a wealth at your finger tips. The comment of take this pill and call me in the morning was never enough for me. If I have to give up foods; I want answers of why, what happens when I have ‘that’ and when do I see improving signs. When does the diarrhea go away? When does my sleep time improve? Where do I get the odd funky ‘I can eat this’ foods? Several times I have invested in foods for the shelf only to find that the purchases were not my friends after all because my next set of food testing rotations showed bad results. This is part of why the rotation factor points out the digestive stress going into wrong foods and the signs of recovery from poor responses assumed affects of a prior tested and removed food. Every one is different but the general signs of human discomfort are something you do not need a doctor to feel. When I stopped eating gluten the other symptoms of ‘other’ intolerances and true allergies regarding bodily responses appeared in the journal comments, doctors observations and the difference of body healing or hurting.

There are good doctors that can steer you to the vegan rotation diet. There are available some supplements from plant based nutrients to replace needed nutrients a meat diet once provided. Remember many allergies are bodily responses to missing nutrients: proteins, enzymes, amino acids, trace minerals, vitamins, inefficient hormones, insufficient amount of ‘live’ foods, flora of the gut imbalance, abundance of fungal colonies like Candida Albicans. You are special, unique, and worth the time to get a handle on ‘who’ your gut is now and how it wants to be treated.

Happy hunting, Fran!


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The big ones are gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts and soy. After that, shellfish, tree nuts, and I think legumes. I would ask for testing for all of these that haven't areadey been tested. I do elimination diets to determine my issues, cost free.

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Thanks again, you are all awesome and I appreciate your willingness to share! So helpful!

Margie100%pure--it's a great coincidence that your post was here, because I just made an appointment with my allergist to discuss elimination and rotation diets. I'm really worried that I'll keep developing more food allergies, and although things are a little calmer with my digestive system, I'm definitely not back to normal yet. I was just about to post a question about people's experiences with rotation diets.

So, here are some of my rotation diet questions:

What should I be asking my allergist when I meet with him on Thursday?

Is it best to do a general battery of allergy testing before starting a rotation diet? (I've only been tested specifically for lobster, shellfish, and peanuts--all positive w/skin prick. The peanuts were neg.for blood testing, but there's no question that I'm allergic to them. . .)

How long do people generally stay on rotation diets? Is this a forever thing?

What about elimination diets? Do they go hand in hand with rotation diets, or are they entirely separate?

How difficult are these diets for vegetarians?

Thanks for all your help, folks! If you have any other suggestions, let me know. I'm definitely interested in the anti-inflammatory diet, as well.

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I went gluten-free first; I still had so much inflammation to account for. My list is diagnosed hypothyroid, Fibromyalgic, CFS but not Celiac. When inflammation was at a high I read about low inflammation diets and started to explore the rotation diet to find my trouble spots beyond gluten. I have been gluten-free since May of 2008. The book Adrenal Fatigue; the stress syndrome of the 21st century, by Dr James Wilson was required reading by one of my doctors. A real fine read for ‘Foodies’ that suffer; it explains how we get–that-way and how to get back out. I have found so many publicly sold foods in restaurants do hurt me that eating out anywhere is painful. I avoid all prescription drugs; they have artificials in them. I stay away from over-the-counter pain relievers and vitamins and mineral and nutrients sold of less than pharmaceutical clean grade sources. The additives and preservatives caused pain; the nutrients I use do not. I avoid citric acid, gluten, sulfites, yeast, corn, soy, Solanaceae family of vegetables, chicken and the eggs, turkey, pork, sea food, and all stimulants including caffeine, and sweet food spikes; I limit crucifer vegetables known to reduce thyroid function and lower body temperature which together inflame and potentially nest an infection. I removed then avoid all artificial ingredients by rotation diet verification. I shop around the edges of stores; this is true for organic whole foods markets. Now that I know what causes me to hurt and why; I can motivate myself to willingly accept these changes. My gut is happy. My ‘prone to inflammation’ systems show no sign of ill will in me as I practice clean eating and none of the IBS of a few years ago. Internal chaos did some damage. The habit of being a compulsive American dieter has been a yo-yo monster. I just added back some organic sour cream and I can eat clean mozzarella cheese, so I am not lactose intolerant. I have added the non-vinegar versions of canned olives and mushrooms so the food is good. The vinegar and additives to protect color and flavor were my causes of ill will. It is huge consolation maybe even a delight to understand what and why these things were hurting me. I have a contented liver and a healthy intestinal lining. I remain prone. The diagnoses are correct. My weight has not risen in my three years of ‘whole foods preferred’ rotation dieting. By removing the causes of inflammation you get a nice side-effect; no inflammation.

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If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
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Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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when I first figured out i needed to be gluten free, I was also dairy intolerant, fructose intolerant, and had interstital Cystitis/ Painful Bladder, which was aggravated by acidic foods.
4 months into my gf diet, i could tolerate yogurt and cheese, at about 6 months i could tolerate milk/ ice cream. Now 1 year gf, i can tolerate a lot more acidic foods w/o problems, and my fructose issues are getting better as well. Here's hoping things will only continue to get better in my 2nd year gf!!

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9/4/11 8:23 A

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Last time I was tested for food allergies, the list was really long, but many of them were "low." My doctor and I agreed that testing for celiac disease was probably a waste of time/money since I already knew that I needed to be GF. I've know that I'm allergic to wheat, corn, rice, soy, tomatoes and green beans for over 20 years.

But, I get serious and then "fall" again and again. Recently, I've been lax on my eating habits and I'm paying in all ways (weight gain, allergies, etc.)

Time to clean up my diet again!

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I am much better with the dairy now if I don't go too far with it. I do start to feel bad again after more than a serving or two a week. It is cumulative for me, the more I have the worse and longer I feel. At first it was immediate and more severe. There IS hope for the dairy! Not 100% cure I don't think but better. Try avoiding all casein as well (it is in a lot of things...non-dairy items as well!) it is a big culprit for us Celiacs. It will help you heal and maybe deal with it better later on.

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Wow! It's amazing how common the gluten intolerance/celiac disease and multiple food allergy link is! Thanks for sharing--it seems that going gluten-free has helped many of you with your allergies. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to tolerate dairy better after being gluten-free for a while, and still crossing my fingers hoping not to develop more food allergies. . .

My best to all of you as you forge ahead despite the obstacles. Thanks for the inspiration!
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What the non organic one have is nothing since they kill it all and take out the fat that the cow gives.. To me milk that they sell in the stores is nothing but colored water with out the benefits of milk at all. I would love to find a farmer that sells raw milk since that is what I grew up with but the FDA is trying to stop them and put them out of business. We need to get rid of the FDA since the only ones that they care about is the big business and the pharmaceutical companies. Not the people that need good healthy food that is not altered.

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I don't think I had an allergy, actually, but definitely a sensitivity. When I was 20 I went to a new dr in my college town, with horrible bronchitis and asthma. He told me that if I quit eating dairy I would be off my asthma meds in two months. It actually took 1 month. If I ate dairy I had asthma. If I didn't eat dairy I had no asthma. This went on for 20 years.

Fast forward to 1 year after starting the GF diet... I had family visiting, and had stocked lots of cheese and yogurt for them. My daughter had some cheese on her sandwich, and I snitched a bit. No reaction. The next day at lunch I did it again. No reaction. Today I can eat organic dairy all day long with no asthma. However, I have noticed that this is not true for all brands. Generally, the organic brands are fine, but some of the non-organic ones carried in my local health food store and grocery store (Noosa, Fage, Babybel cheeses) will cause some asthma. I stick with the organic brands. Not sure what is in the non-organic brands that bothers me....

I have also seen some improvement in sensitivities to gf grains that made me sick when I first started the GF diet. Today I can eat quinoa, rice, and a little sorghum. Three years ago these could make me as ill and feverish as the gluten grains. I still can't eat GF oats.

I have also seen a huge improvement in my general health and seasonal allergies. I haven't had bronchitis since I went on the GF diet (it used to be a twice-a-year ordeal), and my spring/summer allergies are very minor. Before this last week I would have said they were gone, but apparently ragweed can still get to me. We've had a very wet spring/summer, so hopefully I'll be allergy free again by next summer.

Good luck! I wouldn't be surprised to see some sensitivities disappear as your body heals!


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I also am gluten-intolerant; I tested negative for celiac. I have had allergies since 11 years old, and only increasing in number as I have gotton older. I have numerous food allergies, hay fever, allergy to molds, allergy to numerous medications, allergy to numerous scents, chemicals, and food dyes. Eating natural, whole foods doesn't let me off: there are whole foods I am allergic to. BUT, eating a natural, whole foods diet does lesson my allergies; especially when I stay away from gluten, dairy, and eggs. I am having a really tough time staying away from everything I need to stay away from, and paying the price in continual allergic symptoms.

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For over 30 years I've been lactose intolerant. The end of December 2010, I found I was allergic to many other foods, additives and was gluten intolerant. Blood tests over the years always showed as negative for gluten intolerance. Blood testing is easier but stool testing is more accurate according to my nutritionist and the doctor I'm currently working with.

I had horrible stomach problems. I now have no stomach problems. If you cut out all gluten for several weeks and feel better, you'll know if you're gluten intolerant.












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I might be allergic to the most stuff. I am allergic to chocolate, peanuts, beets, wheat, dairy, shellfish, potatoes, and coffee. I am also allergic to tegratal, lamictal, penicilin, depecote, zertec, cleartin, dust mites, and maybe paper mites. I would not be surprised it there were more than that. If I have fenabarbital I will be a zombie and if I have dylantin my gums will be even more swollen.

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I also react to dairy, and something else recently which I am testing to see if it is eggs. I don't tolerate any grains well anymore except maybe some rice. My dairy issue has gotten better but it is still there. I believe I am reacting to casein.

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I am gluten intolerant and also react to dairy, corn and peanuts. My seasonal allergies have improved since being gluten free and my skin problems have cleared up.

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Hi, I am gluten intolerant and tested negative for Celiac on intestinal biopsy but did have intestinal cell changes. My allergies are wheat, shellfish, eggs, chlorine and bromine. I had issues with seasonal allergies, dust, perfumes, and other environmental allergens for most of my life.
After being on the wheat and gluten free diet for nearly 3 years now, I have noticed a lessening of reactions to most of the environmental allergens, only perfumes still bother me. I no longer have the usual "hayfever" type symptoms at any time of the year. No runny nose, itchy eyes or any of the usual problems for more than 2 years now.
My reactions to shellfish (anaphylactic shock), chlorine and bromine were so severe I am not interested in attempting to see if they have been improved by the gluten free diet by ingesting or touching the substances.
Several of my doctors agree that I more than likely have DH due to the extreme reaction I have had to the halides (chlorine, bromine, flouride and iodine) but I was not willing to eat gluten again to get the skin to react for biopsy to prove Dermatitis Herpetiformis (the other definitive test for Celiac besides positive intestinal biopsy). Since going gluten free though, there have been no more outbreaks of the skin problem (which I suffered from for 30 years) unless I got contaminated in some way by hidden gluten as I was learning the diet. I have had no skin problems for the past 2 years so I would think that pretty much says it all without the skin biopsy.

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I am gluten-intolerant; I tested negative for celiac. After I cut out gluten for good I felt a lot better. Except now, I find that I am also intolerant of a lot of other foods that I never thought I was.

My list so far:
Gluten, xanthan gum, dairy (some more than others, cheese is the worst), onions, almonds, watermelon, and citrus. I also choose to stay away from soy products because I don't like the way they make me feel and meat because it is absolutely disgusting to me.

I don't know if I will be able to eat those things again once I have given my gut a chance to heal or if I will always have problems from them.

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5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!

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If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!

FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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Hi!

Just wondering how many folks w/celiac or gluten intolerance also have mulitple food allergies?

My blood test for celiac was negative, but I have stomach/intestinal issues when I eat gluten, and celiac disease runs in our family. I have developed two food allergies quite suddenly in the past 2 years, and have numerous other food, drug, and environmental allergies. I am also very lactose intolerant now.

I've read that "leaky gut" diseases like celiac and IBS can lead to the development of food allergies, and I was wondering what other people's experiences were. Did things get better after you were gluten free for a certain period of time?

Thanks for sharing!

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